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Old 02-15-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy update help?


Running Kubuntu 14.10 on an AMD64 processor. Whenever I run sudo apt-get update, I get error messages leading me to believe I'm NOT fully updating like I used to...

One of the common responses, alludes to an error retrieving from a slew of i386 directories. I used to think it was normal, because I'm using the AMD64 directories anyway, but I'm not so sure anymore. What can I do to ensure I'm getting all the updates?
 
Old 02-15-2016, 09:08 PM   #2
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What can I do to ensure I'm getting all the updates?
Ensure that your sources.list is correct:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu

You can generate a list of repo's here:
https://repogen.simplylinux.ch/
 
Old 02-15-2016, 09:12 PM   #3
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Could you provide the exact wording of the error message, being sure to surround it with "Code" tags which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the "compose post" window?

Also, what is the content of your /etc/apt/sources.list file?
 
Old 02-15-2016, 09:40 PM   #4
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/etc/apt/sources.list doesn't exit!?!?!

This file is somehow missing!?!?! I don't have access to this directory anyway. Something's definitely amiss. Can't even do a lsb_release-sc. This is getting curiousier and curiousier...
 
Old 02-15-2016, 09:56 PM   #5
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I based the location of sources.list on Ubuntu. I would be mildly surprised were it somewhere else on Kubuntu, but you could try

Code:
locate sources.list
to find it.

Of course, if sources.list has gone missing, that might be the cause of the problem.
 
Old 02-15-2016, 10:02 PM   #6
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locate sources.list

OK, the file(s) are there in numerous directories, but I don't have permission anymore!?!?! I'm the only user on this machine and never changed anything... I live alone, so unless someone broke in, didn't steal anything and changed this setting, I don't know how it got changed. How do I gain access to my own machine!?!?!
 
Old 02-15-2016, 10:12 PM   #7
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Try using the commands with "sudo" and let us know what happens. It's been while since I used a *buntu on a regular basis.

Code:
sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo updatedb
sudo locate sources.list
sudo ls /etc/ | grep sources
Step-by-step, we'll figure this out.

By the way, Philadelphia is one of the great American cities. I used to live in the area and First Daughter is still there.

Last edited by frankbell; 02-15-2016 at 10:18 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2016, 10:24 PM   #8
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unable to resolve host

Again, I've made NO changes. It's like the system somehow got changed, but I have NO clue other than someone breaking into my home and making these changes...
 
Old 02-15-2016, 10:43 PM   #9
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What command produced "unable to resolve host"? Context matters.

I'm probably done for the night, but, again, we'll figure this out. Figuring stuff out is what LQ does.
 
Old 02-16-2016, 06:42 AM   #10
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What command generates that error?

Almost any sudo command; sudo apt update, sudo apt-get install <file.name> It's like my machine is given a name as "host" Maybe I did this during initial setup ages ago? Is there a way to blow all that away? Maybe during setup, I was asked to call my machine something?
 
Old 02-16-2016, 03:24 PM   #11
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Almost any sudo command; sudo apt update, sudo apt-get install <file.name> It's like my machine is given a name as "host" Maybe I did this during initial setup ages ago? Is there a way to blow all that away? Maybe during setup, I was asked to call my machine something?
If you receive an error message or any message, please post the output so others can see it.
It is much better to see an error message on your system rather than your personal opinions on what you feel. To resolve the problem, the error messages need to be seen.
 
Old 02-16-2016, 04:03 PM   #12
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If you don't post the output of what the commands return in the terminal that frankbell asked you for we can't guess what is wrong.

-::-SEE post #7-::-
 
Old 02-16-2016, 04:33 PM   #13
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Here's an example

dbc254@DBC254:~$ sudo -i
sudo: unable to resolve host DBC254
root@DBC254:~#
 
Old 02-16-2016, 08:48 PM   #14
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Why are you running

Code:
sudo -i
and not just

Code:
sudo [some command], such as
sudo ls /etc/apt   <-------for example
The -i argument does not apply in this situation.

I think you are making this more complicated than it needs to be.
 
Old 02-16-2016, 09:07 PM   #15
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why sudo -i

It was suggested in the steps of a "fix" I found. I ended up switching to Linux Mint 17.4 (KDE) and loading all my personal files and settings. Pretty seamless and I'm up and running with NO update issues. Instead of all the futzing I did with kubuntu, I should've tried this first. Fortunately, I keep backups, so I swapped distros, but all my data was backed up. Just slapped it back on and VOILA! Workmate suggested this distro. Seems to be a little quicker, but time will tell...
 
  


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